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How to enable or disable cookies in Firefox

Get complete control over browser cookies.
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September 25, 2022

Firefox is an excellent browser to use if you are looking for enhanced protection from trackers and cookies. Even the standard privacy mode blocks plenty of cookies, and you can switch to Strict mode to get more privacy. However, blocking cookies might cause some websites to break and not function as expected. Or you might want to block all cookies to ensure you aren’t tracked. In either case, here’s how to enable or disable cookies on Firefox.

Read more: How to clear cookies, cache, and browsing history on Firefox

QUICK ANSWER

To enable or disable cookies on Firefox, go to Settings > Privacy and security and create a custom profile. Disable cookies if you want to allow all of them. To block all cookies or only certain types of cookies, choose one of the four available options (cross-site cookies, cookies from unvisited websites, all third-party cookies, or all cookies).


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How to enable or disable cookies on the Firefox desktop app

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To adjust your cookie settings on Firefox, click on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines icon) at the top right corner and go to Settings > Privacy and security.

firefox desktop tracker protection
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Firefox has two levels of tracker protection, Standard and Strict. Both levels block social media trackers, cross-site tracking cookies, crypto miners, and fingerprinters. Total Cookie Protection is available even with the standard mode. Firefox ensures that cookies are confined to the website where they were created. You can switch to Strict mode to include Enhanced Cookie Clearing, which removes third-party cookies easily.

firefox desktop cookie settings
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You can create a custom profile for granular control over enabling or disabling cookies. Uncheck the box next to Cookies if you don’t want Firefox to block any. Otherwise, use the dropdown menu to choose what type of cookies to block. The options include cross-site cookies, cookies from unvisited websites, all third-party cookies, and all cookies.

Select All cookies if you want to block them all, but remember that most websites won’t work as expected with this option. Choosing All third-party cookies may also cause some sites to break.

How to enable or disable cookies on the Firefox mobile app

On the Firefox mobile app, tap on the three vertical dots icon at the bottom right corner and go to Settings > Enhanced Tracker protection. The menu button might be at the top right corner, depending on your setup. Go to Custom to create a profile with cookies enabled or disabled. Uncheck the box next to Cookies to allow all of them.

You can also select specific types of cookies to block by using the dropdown menu. The options include cross-site cookies, cookies from unvisited websites, all third-party cookies, or all cookies.


Read more: How to clear cache and cookies on Android

FAQs

Firefox cookies are stored in the Firefox profile folder. Click on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines icon) at the top right corner. Go to Help > More troubleshooting information. In the Application Basics section, go to Profile Folder and click Open folder to see the cookies that Firefox stores.